Art type: Underwater

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos

(Colombia; Spain)

Richard Emblin (2017). Colombia's San José galleon to be recovered in joint venture states Santos. The City Paper Bogota. 10 July.

Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste

(Egypt)

TRT World (2017). Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste. TRT World. 18 June.

Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera

(Chile)

Inspection of the frigate "Blanco Encalada" submerged in Caldera bay to prevent looting.

El Que Hay de Dierto (2017). Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera. El Que Hay de Dierto. 3 May.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves (2017). Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2017). Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail. Haaretz. 15 March.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist. Egypt Independent. 12 March.

Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Bolivia ratifies the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

(Bolivia)

UNESCO (2017). Bolivia ratifies the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. UNESCO. 1 March.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson (2017). Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?. The Conversation. 26 February.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy

(Malaysia)

Julia Chan (2017). Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy. The Malay Mail. 16 February.

'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'

(Malaysia)

New Straits Times (2017). 'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'. New Straits Times. 10 February.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos

(Spain)

Here's how the Armada is protected from pirates of underwater treasures

Gonzalo Araluce (2017). Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos. El Español. 31 January.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk (2017). Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship. UPI. 30 January.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk

(Australia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk. WA Today. 28 January.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce (2016). Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case. The Press and Journal. 30 November.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 November.

Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times (2016). Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves. The Japan Times. 24 November.

British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes (2016). British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging. The Guardian. 16 November.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

How to record archaeological objects found at sea – MAS database launched

(United Kingdom)

Rob Peake (2016). How to record archaeological objects found at sea – MAS database launched. Classic Boat. 1 November.

Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell (2016). Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank. Ipswich Star. 21 October.

Why so little of Hong Kong's underwater heritage has been preserved

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post (2016). Why so little of Hong Kong's underwater heritage has been preserved. South China Morning Post. 3 October.

Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers

(Denmark; United Kingdom; Germany)

Robert Booth (2016). Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers. The Guardian. 18 September.

Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance?

(General)

Evan Lubodsky (2016). Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance?. Hakai. 24 August.

Inuit press claim for co-ownership of Franklin artifacts

(Canada)

Dean Beeby (2016). Inuit press claim for co-ownership of Franklin artifacts. CBC. 24 July.

State successfully retrieves artifacts from dive company

(United States of America)

Cheryl Burke (2016). State successfully retrieves artifacts from dive company. Carteret County News-Times. 15 July.

Cultural Heritage's Nautical Future

(General)

Maxwell L. Anderson (2016). Cultural Heritage's Nautical Future. The Wall Street Journal. 11 July.

Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe

(United States of America)

Cheryl Burke (2016). Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe. Carteret County News-Times. 1 July.

German warship wreckage protected

(Norway; Germany)

News in English (2016). German warship wreckage protected. News in English. 17 June.

Marine Antiquities Scheme to launch on 21 July

(United Kingdom)

Sport Diver (2016). Marine Antiquities Scheme to launch on 21 July. Sport Diver. 14 June.

Privados impulsan medidas para revertir la grave desprotección de naufragios históricos

(Chile)

Private action to redress the severe lack of protection for historic shipwrecks

Mauricio Silva (2016). Privados impulsan medidas para revertir la grave desprotección de naufragios históricos. El Mercurio. 13 June.

Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Guardia Civil puts a stop to internet sale of archaeological antiques. EuroWeekly. 13 June.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell (2016). First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Diver fined for shipwreck plunder

(Finland)

YLE (2016). Diver fined for shipwreck plunder. YLE. 20 May.

Cuba Committed to the Underwater Heritage Convention at UNESCO

(Cuba)

Prensa Latina (2016). Cuba Committed to the Underwater Heritage Convention at UNESCO. Prensa Latina. 12 May.

La estrategia de Unesco para evitar nuevos saqueos como el del galeón San José

(Colombia)

UNESCO strategy to prevent further looting at the galleon San Jose.

EFE (2016). La estrategia de Unesco para evitar nuevos saqueos como el del galeón San José. El Espectador. 9 May.

Archeologist calls for national strategy to protect shipwrecks from looting

(Canada)

Adina Bresge (2016). Archeologist calls for national strategy to protect shipwrecks from looting. City News. 12 April.

Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Sun Daily (2016). Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM. The Sun Daily. 18 March.

Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Cahal Milmo (2016). Odyssey Explorer: Cyprus to examine suspect cargo of antiquities from offshore supply ship. The Independent. 16 January.

History museum staff silenced after raising ethical objections to buying Empress of Ireland artifacts

(Canada)

Don Butler (2016). History museum staff silenced after raising ethical objections to buying Empress of Ireland artifacts. National Post. 15 January.

Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?

(Colombia; Peru; Panama; Spain)

Giles Richardson (2016). Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?. Apollo. 4 January.

Así fue saqueado el galeón San José

(Panama; United States of America)

Here's how the galleon San José was looted

Errol E. Caballero (2016). Así fue saqueado el galeón San José. La Estrella de Panamá. 3 January.

Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

The Maritime Executive (2015). Salvage Vessel Detained Over Antiquities Possession. The Maritime Executive. 29 December.

Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Ya Libnan (2015). Cyprus seeks Lebanese expertise on seized treasures. Ya Libnan. 28 December.

Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Anastassios Adamopoulos (2015). Cypriot Authorities Found 18th Century Antiquities on Board an American Ship. Greek Reporter. 24 December.

Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Andria Kades (2015). Antiquities on board seized vessel 'not unique to Cyprus'. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

In Cyprus (2015). Ship with stolen artefacts docks at Limassol port. In Cyprus. 23 December.

El mar esconde sus tesoros

(Spain)

Josep Playá Maset (2015). El mar esconde sus tesoros. La Vanguardia. 20 December.

Battle Begins Over World's Richest Shipwreck

(Colombia)

Willie Drye (2015). Battle Begins Over World's Richest Shipwreck. National Geographic. 18 December.

En defensa del patrimonio subacuático

(Colombia)

In defence of underwater heritage

Irina Bokova (2015). En defensa del patrimonio subacuático. El País. 16 December.

Odyssey Marine Exploration Executes $21 Million Deal, Retires all Bank Debt, and Retains a Financial Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

(United States of America)

GlobeNewswire (2015). Odyssey Marine Exploration Executes $21 Million Deal, Retires all Bank Debt, and Retains a Financial Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects. Nasdaq.com. 16 December.

'Lost' Treasure Ship Is Also a War Grave

(Colombia)

Stephanie Pappas (2015). 'Lost' Treasure Ship Is Also a War Grave. Live Science. 15 December.

¿Dónde guardarán los tesoros del galeón San José?

(Colombia)

Where will the treasures of the galleon San José be kept?

El Universal (2015). ¿Dónde guardarán los tesoros del galeón San José?. El Universal. 13 December.

Tesoros en el mar peruano

(Peru)

Treasures in the Peruvian Sea

Óscar Miranda (2015). Tesoros en el mar peruano. La Republica. 13 December.

Who wants to be a galleonaire?

(Colombia)

The Economist (2015). Who wants to be a galleonaire?. The Economist. 12 December.

'Holy grail of shipwrecks' discovery sparks courtroom battle for treasure worth £11 billion

(Colombia)

Nan Spowart (2015). 'Holy grail of shipwrecks' discovery sparks courtroom battle for treasure worth £11 billion. The National. 8 December.

El otro tesoro

(Spain; United States of America)

The other treasure

Almudena Lopesino (2015). El otro tesoro. Cadena Ser. 6 December.

Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president

(Colombia)

Reuters (2015). Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president. The Guardian. 5 December.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea

(Spain)

Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama (2015). MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government. Bernama. 6 November.

Gazette sites to save artefacts

(Malaysia)

C. Sathasivam Sitheravellu (2015). Gazette sites to save artefacts. New Straits Times. 31 October.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.

Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend

(United Kingdom)

Suzi Muston (2015). Precious treasure from the Shipwreck The London - could return to Southend. Yellow Advertiser. 21 September.

Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Steven Morris (2015). Diver jailed for fraudulently selling three cannon found in UK waters. The Guardian. 4 September.

Basura y saqueo en el Titanic a 30 años de su hallazgo

(General)

La Jornada (2015). Basura y saqueo en el Titanic a 30 años de su hallazgo. La Jornada. 29 August.

Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey

(Spain)

An expedition to document the treasures left by Odyssey

Joaquín Ferrandis (2015). Una expedición documenta los tesoros dejados por Odyssey. El País. 27 August.

Consultas tras el saqueo de los restos de once buques de Estado en Florida

(Spain; United States of America)

Consultation over the looting of the remains of eleven ships in the state of Florida

Jesús García Calero (2015). Consultas tras el saqueo de los restos de once buques de Estado en Florida. ABC España. 21 August.

Five years later, $550,000 gold bar stolen from Key West still in the wind

(United States of America)

Anthony Cave (2015). Five years later, $550,000 gold bar stolen from Key West still in the wind. Keys Info Net. 12 August.

Los restos humanos en los pecios hispanos saqueados en Florida

(United States of America)

Human remains in the looted hispanic wrecks off Florida

José María Lancho (2015). Los restos humanos en los pecios hispanos saqueados en Florida. ABC España. 10 August.

This Buried Treasure Could Be Yours: Mel Fisher's Amazing Shipwreck Finds

(United States of America)

Justin Jones (2015). This Buried Treasure Could Be Yours: Mel Fisher's Amazing Shipwreck Finds. The Daily Beast. 5 August.

El fructuoso negocio de la industria "cazatesoros" en Florida

(United States of America)

The fruitful "treasure hunting" business in Florida

La Vanguardia (2015). El fructuoso negocio de la industria "cazatesoros" en Florida. La Vanguardia. 29 July.

Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel

(United Kingdom)

David Wilkes (2015). Race to save priceless artefacts from the sunken HMS Victory after looters target its two nearest wrecks in the English Channel. The Daily Mail. 17 July.

Inside the turbulent world of Barry Clifford, a pirate-ship hunter under attack

(Madagascar)

Abby Phillip (2015). Inside the turbulent world of Barry Clifford, a pirate-ship hunter under attack. The Washington Post. 16 July.

«Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο

(Greece)

Kalymnos "Museum" hid 65 looted antiquities

In.gr (2015). «Μουσείο» έκρυβε 65χρονη στην Κάλυμνο. In.gr. 20 June.

U-boat propeller returned to Germany

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Belfast Telegraph (2015). U-boat propeller returned to Germany. Belfast Telegraph. 16 June.

Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons

(United Kingdom)

Eric Haun (2015). Diver Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Historic Cannons. Marine Link. 15 June.

Divers acquitted of stealing from shipwreck

(Finland)

YLE (2015). Divers acquitted of stealing from shipwreck. YLE. 6 June.

Ireland 'letting pirates loot shipwreck RMS Lusitania'

(Ireland)

Ed Carty (2015). Ireland 'letting pirates loot shipwreck RMS Lusitania'. Belfast Telegraph. 7 April.

Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck. 12 News Now. 1 April.

HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'

(United Kingdom)

Cahal Milmo (2015). HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'. The Independent. 3 February.

Cazatesoros en el Archivo de Indias

(Spain)

Treasure hunters of the Spanish Main

Fernando Pérez Ávila (2014). Cazatesoros en el Archivo de Indias. Diario de Sevilla. 4 December.

Treasure case involving Delaware lawyer in judge's hands

(United States of America)

Adam Linhardt (2014). Treasure case involving Delaware lawyer in judge's hands. Delaware Online. 28 November.

Una arqueóloga contra los cazatesoros

(Mexico)

An archaeologist against treasure hunters

Tereixa Constenla (2014). Una arqueóloga contra los cazatesoros. El País. 27 November.

Underwater archaeologist, Dr. Lee Spence seeking artifacts allegedly looted from Bahamas shipwreck

(Bahamas)

The Bahamas Weekly (2014). Underwater archaeologist, Dr. Lee Spence seeking artifacts allegedly looted from Bahamas shipwreck. The Bahamas Weekly. 5 September.

Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites

(Haiti)

Phys.org (2014). Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites. Phys.org. 31 August.

El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio

(Spain)

Mazarrón Council calls for measures to protect Phoenician ship; Spanish

Murcia Economía (2014). El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio. Murcia Economía. 5 August.

La Guardia Civil hace una batida preventiva contra el expolio submarino

(Spain)

The Civil Guard takes preventative measures against the underwater looting

El País (2014). La Guardia Civil hace una batida preventiva contra el expolio submarino. El País. 11 July.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2014). In search of the lost antiquities. Dawn. 8 July.

Treasure Hunting Is the World's Worst Investment

(United States of America; Bahamas)

Peter B. Campbell (2014). Treasure Hunting Is the World's Worst Investment. Bloomberg. 7 May.

Treasure Hunters' Undersea Gold Rush Is Threatened by U.S. Navy

(United States of America)

Vernon Silver (2014). Treasure Hunters' Undersea Gold Rush Is Threatened by U.S. Navy. Bloomberg. 5 May.

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2014). Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage. The Guardian. 23 March.